Exciting cat toys to combat boredom
Even cats kept indoors have a predatory instinct and natural urge to play that they wish to indulge in. Young cats in particular enjoy romping and chasing around and playfully regard everything that moves and rustles as prey. Find out from us what is important when choosing good toys for cats and which toys are best for which cats. If you wish to buy cat toys, our cat shop offers a wide range of versatile options both for kittens as well as adult and senior cats.
Which cat toys are good and useful?
Cat toys are a good opportunity to sharpen your pet cat's senses and develop its dexterity. For instance, cats love lying in wait and then striking at the perfect moment. Above all, the toy should stir their interest and withstand stresses and strains if felt mice and the like aren't exactly handled with care during wild play. Quality and safety play an important role especially – but not only – with young, still inexperienced cats. Hence, pay attention to high-quality materials and a sturdy construction when buying cat toys. Strings and loose threads could lead to strangulation and small parts could be swallowed.
There are some types of cat toys that have proven their worth with many pet cats. Intelligence toys like a fun board, which involves manoeuvring little treats out of cracks and containers, can contribute to your cat staying mentally fit and having long-lasting fun. When using laser pointers, you should make sure that your cat doesn't get blinded during play, which can also occur with reflective floor surfaces. Scented toys with catnip or valerian are very popular with cats, as the smell has a magical attraction for them. A tip to prevent the scent from dissipating too quickly is to store this type of cat toy in a sealed container after using it.
Are there toys for baby cats?
Yes, toys for kittens are just the thing to combat boredom and help to learn about the world in a playful way. You can find a range of outstanding cat toys in our cat shop.
How do you find out which toys are the right ones for cats?
Quite generally speaking, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Many toys are dependent on your participation as a playmate in order to be appreciated. However, which toy your cat particularly likes also depends on its character and age. For instance, cat dangler toys are very popular with young and active cats, as they are more inclined to wildly chase after small things or sounds. If interest wanes, sometimes a different object to dangle on the hook is sufficient to relight the fire. But if your cat is quite shy or fearful, a felt ball or mice may be the right choice as they are great to play with alone too. It's generally more difficult to enthuse older cats and usually isn't possible by simply waving a dangler. A cat toy with catnip hidden under a blanket is more exciting.